According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 in 10 adults have a chronic disease—and 4 in 10 have two or more. Major chronic diseases in America include heart disease, cancer and diabetes. If you’re coping with a chronic condition, you can take charge and manage it with these strategies:
- Study your chronic disease. The more you know about your condition, the better you’ll be able to understand and make treatment decisions. Lean on trusted and science-backed sources.
- Build your team. Seek out experts to provide guidance and support on certain aspects of your health. Your primary care physician can help piece everything together from specialists and nurses. At American Health & Wellness, our Wellness Team of health coaches, integrated nutritionists, nurses and stress management specialists design wellness strategies tailored to meet the needs of employees and create a culture of wellness. We provide long-term solutions that deliver healthier outcomes, greater productivity and lower healthcare costs.
- Keep up with your medications. If you’re having trouble managing your medications during the pandemic, consider pharmacies with a drive-thru option or sign up for a mail-order pharmacy.
- Commit to healthy lifestyle habits. Many chronic diseases are caused by tobacco and alcohol use, poor nutrition and physical inactivity.
- Control your stress. Fear and anxiety are natural, especially after a diagnosis. However, stress can take a toll on your emotional and physical health, so managing your stress in healthy ways is crucial.
In a time when health care costs are rising at a rapid rate, it’s crucial that you do your part to keep chronic conditions at bay or effectively manage them.
For more information on our effective and preventive wellness programs, contact us.